Mr. Halperin joined Contrarian in 2004 and is a Senior Vice President and a Real Estate Research Analyst. He is responsible for acquisitions and asset management of Fund II investments. Prior to joining Contrarian in 2004, Mr. Halperin was a Senior Vice President in the real estate group at Oaktree Capital Management, LLC. Mr. Halperin’s responsibilities at Oaktree included acquisition, asset management and the disposition of distressed real estate assets in the United States and Europe. Before Oaktree, from 1992 to 1996, Mr. Halperin was a Senior Investment Analyst and Asset Manager in the real estate division of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, where he was responsible for repositioning and asset management of troubled assets located in California, Arizona and Colorado. From 1991 to 1992, Mr. Halperin was an Account Officer with Citibank Real Estate, Inc. Mr. Halperin received a Master of Business Administration degree from the Yale School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Los Angeles. Mr. Halperin is an active member of the Urban Land Institute.